2017 Honda CB500X

Although not really an adventure bike—it sports 17-inch wheels and street tires at both ends—the 2017 Honda CB500X has the look of an adventure machine.

This is a motorcycle for the rider who wants the adventure look, including the roomy upright seating position and a long-distance 4.6-gallon fuel tank.

2017 Honda CB500X Specs and price
2017 Honda CB500X

With a tall windshield, the CB500X can easily be ridden on the road, and a light rider will find it to be a fully satisfactory sport-touring motorcycle, especially if you upgrade the rubber.

The 471cc twin puts out freeway-worthy power, and the 320mm front disc does a good job on its own of slowing down the 428-pound bike. If you’d liked Combined ABS (ABS, plus linked brakes), it is an option that runs just $300, which we think is definitely worth it.

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2017 Honda CB500X Specs:

ENGINE

  • Type: Parallel twin
  • Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 66.8mm
  • Displacement: 471cc
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Valve train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
  • Induction: EFI w/ 34mm throttle bodies
  • Ignition: Digital transistorized w/ electronic advance
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Chain

CHASSIS

  • Front suspension: Spring-preload adjustable 41mm forks; 5.5 inches of travel
  • Rear: Linkage-assisted spring-preload adjustable shock; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 120/70×17 radial
  • Rear tire: 160/60×17 radial
  • Front brake: 320mm disc w/ 4-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper
  • Combined ABS: Optional

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 55.9 inches
  • Rake: 26.5°
  • Trail: 4.3 inches
  • Seat height: 31.8 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 4.6 gallons
  • Curb Weight: 428 pounds (standard)

2017 Honda CB500X Color:

  • Candy Rose Red

2017 Honda CB500X Price (MSRP):

  • $6599 (standard)
  • $6899 (ABS)